Wilkes University


Wellness Committee Announces November Programs

The Wellness Committee is pleased to announce the following calendar of programs in November. These programs are specifically designed to help us get through what is often the busiest time of the year — the holiday season and end of semester:

  • Cardio/Strength Training – noon on Thursdays – Nov. 7, Nov. 14, and Nov. 21, in the YMCA group exercise room
  • Healthy Eating Strategies – noon on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Marts Hall of Fame room
  • Dance/Cardio Workout – noon on Friday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 22, in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center lower level studio
  • Mindfulness/Self-Care Workshop – 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom

What to expect?

Cardio/strength training – This continuation of October’s 40-minute classes features a combination of cardio and basic strength movements with modifications provided. You can plan to attend one, two or all three classes. Beginner to expert level welcome!

Heathy Eating Strategies – Nicole Pezzino, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, assistant professor and director of community outreach, and registered dietician Lyndi Wieand, RDN, LDN, will provide helpful strategies to maintain healthy eating habits and make better food choices during the upcoming party season.

Dance/Cardio – Led by Bridget Giunta, this fun, dance-inspired workout includes cardio and stretching. No experience necessary, just wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Attend one or both sessions. Please contact Bridget in the President's Office at Bridget.giunta@wilkes.edu or ext. 4134 with questions. 

Mindfulness/Self-Care workshop – Gene Lucas, assistant professor in graduate nursing, will provide an introduction to basic mindfulness principles and how it can affect perceptions of what is going on around us. Learn mindful breathing techniques and have a chance to ask questions about incorporating mindfulness into your daily life.

Don’t wait! Class sizes are limited so please REGISTER NOWThen add the events to your calendar so you’re sure to remember!

Please note:  Per the recent communication from the Human Resources department, all full-time employees who enroll in any University medical insurance plan starting Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020, will receive equivalent monetary incentives for participating in one wellness activity through the end of this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend an event sponsored by the Wellness Committee.